EGYPT LIVEABOARD CHARTERS

Egypt liveaboard undoubtedly offer some of the best value and choice for a liveaboard holidays anywhere. The varied dive sites and choice of itineraries offer something for everyone. Reefs, wrecks and marine life are all exceptional and the conditions are suitable for the newly qualified diver or the seasoned veteran.

Planet Dive Holidays pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive collection of luxury vessels around. So we'll have a holiday for you whether you are after a mini liveaboard safari, a full week of diving or considering combining more than one safari back to back. Take a look at our liveaboard departures or give us a call.

Liveaboards in Egypt are without a doubt the best way to maximise your experience in the Red Sea’s glorious underwater. When living aboard the additional time in the water and increased access to the more remote dive sites whilst travelling around in luxury cruise boats really gives an edge over land based tours.

The added social benefit of a liveaboard is also a popular aspect to trips like this, as the shared dining facilities and close knit nature of the luxury cruise boats ensure you’ll have plenty to talk about with like minded people sharing your passion for Egyptian diving. Discussing your pre-dive aims and post-dive findings over dinner or evening drinks can open up your experience to a new level as well as sharing the secluded secrets from below can improve your future dives.

With some of the world's most breathtaking underwater scenery Red Sea liveaboard diving has something for divers of any level of experience. From the wide-eyed novices through to the seasoned technical pros; the sheer scale of what is readily available with an Egypt liveaboard quenches everyone's thirst for diving wherever you decide to drop anchor and explore in the Red Sea’s most popular diving location.

The liveaboard itineraries in the Egyptian Red Sea can broadly be split into three areas; Northern Wreck and Reefs, Southern Marine Parks and Deep South.

Northern Wreck and Reefs

The Northern Red Sea is of course the most popular region for Egyptian liveaboards, as the gentle diving conditions combined with the stunning visuals of the overturned ships littering the seabed offer a perfect introduction for beginners and enthusiasts alike. With huge numbers of these fascinating wrecks, virtually no minimum dive restrictions and great diversity in diving discovery, including the magnificent night dives. The Northern Wrecks & Reefs itineraries provide some great value liveaboards, plus there are many flights from the UK to this region of the Red Sea. The northern area offers a greater variety with approx 40% wreck in the standard itinerary. There are also shorter distance between dive sites enabling a 'looser schedule' and the possibility of more dives in the week. The north is perfect for novice divers, wreck lovers and photographers.

Southern Marine Parks

The Southern Marine Parks of Egypt offer a more challenging set of diving conditions for advanced divers, and are definitely not for the novice. These areas are remote and provide an intriguingly diverse range of dive sites in much more isolated waters – free from the populations of novice divers and day boats from the mainland. The southern marine parks are comprised of The Brothers, Daedalus reef, Zabargad and Rocky islands. Although not a marine park, Elphinstone is often included with a marine park itinerary. These sites are underwater pinnacles far from land, so these sites require longer boat journeys from land. In exchange, divers are given excellent opportunities to dive with various species of sharks (hammerheads, oceanic white tips, reef sharks, silky sharks, and thresher sharks). There are also a few wrecks to explore on these reefs. The south however will take you to far more remote and uncrowded sites, so the distance between dive sites is greater. In the south there is a much greater chance of seeing larger pelagic life including many sharks. This area is for the more experienced diver and we recommend that you have had some experience in deep water, with the current and have done at least 50 dives.

Deep South

The Deep South itineraries take divers to the most remote dive sites of the southern Egyptian Red Sea, including St. Johns and Fury Shoals. These remote sites are some of the best for pelagics and it is very rare to run into other dive boats there. The Deep South itineraries are suitable for less experienced divers who want to experience the unique reefs of Egypt's Southern Red Sea.

If you are in any way unsure of your suitability for an Egyptian Red Sea liveaboard itinerary please just call us for advice.

Do keep in mind that even if a particular itinerary is confirmed, travel in the Red Sea can involve some long sea passages crossings. Attempting these will be at the discretion of the skipper who will take into account the safety of passengers, crew & vessel, as well as your diving enjoyment.

Q: For a liveaboard in the Red Sea what should I bring with me?

For any liveaboard, we recommend that, in addition to your standard dive kit that you have a dive computer. We also recommend a surface marker bouy (SMB) particualrly on more remote sites, a torch, your certification card / logbook.

Q: Where is best Liveaboard itinerary for beginners?

The diving conditions in the Red Sea can vary from flat calm seas with excellent visibility to the much stronger currents found off shore. With more challenging conditions of The Southern Marine Parks and The Deep South, it is generally advised that the novice and beginner divers try the Sinai area and The Northern Wrecks and Reefs – as the shallow waters and gentle conditions are ideal.

Q: What Wetsuit Should I bring?

Due to the extended time in the water of a liveaboard, we recommend a 5mm shortie or 3mm long suit. With repetitive diving and strong thermoclines, temperatures can vary greatly.

Q: Can a non-diver go on a liveaboard holiday?

Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome on all liveaboards, however there is very rarely any discount.

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    4* Blue Pearl

    Egypt

    A first class vessel worthy of the a five star rating with all the facilities you would expect from a top class Red Sea liveaboard.

    02 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £770 Available
    09 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £787 Available
    30 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £900 Available
    05 Sep 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £857 Available
    12 Sep 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £787 Available
     
  • From around £122 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Blue Seas

    Egypt

    Drawing on many years of involvement in liveaboard diving operations in combining our experience and knowledge to provide what promises to be an unparalleled level of diving service and comfort. Fully air conditioned saloon and furnished throughout...

    25 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £857 Available
    16 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £943 Available
    23 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Zabargad und Rocky Island
    £857 Available
    13 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £857 Available
    04 Jul 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus und Fury Shoal
    £900 Available
     
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    5* Contessa Mia

    Egypt

    Contessa Mia is built by divers for the divers and with comfort in mind. The dive deck on Contessa Mia is more spacious than average allowing up to 20 divers to move around more freely. Contessa Mia also has two large salons, a relaxing s...

    27 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    DZR
    £864 Available
    04 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Brothers
    £864 Available
    11 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Brothers/Salem
    £ Call Full
    18 May 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £864 Available
    25 May 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £864 Available
     
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    5* Elite

    Egypt

    Built in 2006, and refurbished in 2017, this boat represents a new era in Red Sea liveaboards. The degree of comfort, spaciousness and range of facilities on board will definitely make this boat your favourite. Concentrating on the excellent diving...

    10 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Red Sea Sharks
    £1091 Available
    17 May 2019 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £919 On Request
    14 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £962 Available
    21 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    Red Sea Sharks
    £1005 Available
    28 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone
    £1048 Available
     
  • From around £148 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Excellence

    Egypt

    Excellence was one of the new generation of purpose built wooden liveaboards, built by the best shipyard in Alexandria with a new hull design to improve performance, stability and speed. Launched in May 2002 Excellence's full 34 meters cuts thr...

    03 May 2019 (7 nts)
    South Sudan
    £1082 Available
    13 May 2019 (7 nts)
    South Sudan
    £ Call Full
    20 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North Sudan
    £1038 Available
    30 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Brothers
    £ Call Full
    06 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Tiran
    £ Call Full
     
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    5* Grand Sea Serpent

    Egypt

    As the name suggests Grand Sea Serpent is spectacular in all aspects. Launched in April 2005 and operated by the Sea Serpent Fleet, a culmination of many years of building and operating superb luxury Red Sea Liveaboards. The interior decoration is ...

    26 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £864 Available
    02 May 2019 (7 nts)
    RZ St John
    £973 Available
    09 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Brothers
    £973 OnRequest
    16 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Tiran
    £ Call Full
    23 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Brothers
    £973 Available
     
  • From around £144 per day view this vessel & book

    5* MY Blue

    Egypt

    Dive in style on board MY Blue: The best that the Red Sea has to offer. MY Blue was completed in April 2016 at an impressive length of 43m and breadth of 9m and is the combined result of Egypt’s years of yacht building experience and modern t...

    25 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Rocky, Zabargad und St.Johns
    £1056 Available
    02 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Zabargad und Rocky Island
    £1142 Available
    09 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £1011 Available
    23 May 2019 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £1211 Available
    20 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus und Fury Shoal
    £1211 Available
     
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    5* Red Sea Aggressor

    Egypt

    The Red Sea Aggressor operates from the Port Ghalib sailing each Saturday and includes up to 5 dives per day, 4 dives on a Brothers itinerary. Only in operation since 2014, Red Sea Aggressor accommodates 20 divers for a mix of 7 and 10 night i...

    30 May 2020 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
    £1923 Available
    25 Sep 2021 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £2000 Available
     
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    5* Royal Evolution Egypt

    Egypt

    Royal Evolution is one of the most sophisticated & high-Tec live aboard in the Red Sea area. No compromise in Safety, Facilities and professionalism in diving services is found, built according to SOLAS and under the full survey of th...

    02 May 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan Deep South, Suakin group out from Port Ghaleb - Egypt
    £ 2899 Full
    16 May 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan Deep South, Suakin group out from Port Ghaleb - Egypt
    £ 2899 Full
    30 May 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan Deep South, Suakin group out from Port Ghaleb - Egypt
    £ 2899 Full
    11 Jul 2019 (7 nts)
    Special Wrecks
    £ 999 Full
    18 Jul 2019 (7 nts)
    Special Wrecks
    £999 Available
     
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    5* Sea Serpent

    Egypt

    Sea Serpent was the first of a new generation of Red Sea liveaboards. Her stunning design, based on that of the Benetti Classic 35 super- yachts, is more commonly seen in marinas of the Mediterranean. Sea Serpent's aerodynamic hull allows for g...

    25 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    DZR
    £ Call Full
    02 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Fury Shoals
    £822 OnRequest
    11 May 2019 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £822 Available
    17 May 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £864 OnRequest
    23 May 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Tiran
    £ Call Full
     
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    4* Superior

    Egypt

    This 37 meter custom built liveaboard and member of the Emperor Fleet is one of the finest luxury liveaboards around. The Emperor Superior will make sure to satisfy all your wishes to make the most of your diving holidays.

    26 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Famous Five
    £988 On Request
    31 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone
    £816 Available
    07 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £902 On Request
    21 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    North & Easy with Duxy
    £945 On Request
    28 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    Reefs & Wrecks
    £902 Available